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  1. National briefs: Woman sexually passes ZikaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    A New York City woman infected her male partner with Zika virus through sex, the first time female-to-male transmission of the germ has been documented. Zika is usually spread by mosquitoes, and health officials have known for some time that men can spread it through sex.


  2. National Briefs: Clinton email investigations will continueRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Republicans signaled they're not done with election-year investigations of Hillary Clinton and whether she lied to Congress, even after a House committee signed off Friday on its report into the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The 800-page report by the GOP-led Benghazi Committee found no wrongdoing by the former secretary of state, but the two-year inquiry revealed she used a private email server for government business, triggering a yearlong FBI investigation that continues to shadow the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.


  3. Obituary: Roger Westman / Environmentalist and volunteerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 |

    Mr. Westman, of Point Breeze, spent more than three decades working in the Allegheny County Health Department's Air Quality Program, but his dedication to helping his community went beyond the environment, extending to the elderly and the Episcopal Church. Mr. Westman died of respiratory failure Monday in hospice care at West Penn Hospital.


  4. Joey Chestnut downs record 70 hot dogs in Nathan's Famous eating contestRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 4 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Joey "Jaws" Chestnut beat his own record in regaining the Mustard Yellow International Belt on Monday, downing a stomach-churning 70 hot dogs and buns to top Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie at the annual July Fourth eating contest. Chestnut, 32, easily secured victory by polishing off 17 more hot dogs than Stonie, who last year ended Chestnut's streak of eight straight wins in a major upset to take the championship title at Nathan's Famous on Coney Island.


  5. Two Pittsburgh-area credit unions on list of potential merger candidatesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 |

    A research group that reports on the health of financial institutions has identified two Pittsburgh-area credit unions among some 50 nationwide as being the most likely to be merged because of their sinking financial condition. The local credit unions on BauerFinancial Inc.'s "Likely to Merge" list released this week were Pittsburgh Central Federal Credit Union in Sewickley and Teamsters Local 30 Federal Credit Union in Jeannette.


  6. Virginia gardens, homes on display in eight-day tourRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2016 |

    If you're a lover of historic homes and gardens and are looking for a road trip, the state of Virginia is throwing down a red carpet. From Saturday through April 30, the Garden Club of Virginia is hosting its 83rd annual Historic Garden Week, with 30 individual tours of some of the commonwealth's most visit-worthy addresses.


  7. American IS fighter: I made a bad decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2016 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    The American fighter for the Islamic State group who handed himself over to Kurdish forces in Iraq this week said he made "a bad decision" in joining IS, according to a heavily edited interview he gave to an Iraqi Kurdish television station that aired late Thursday. Mohamad Jamal Khweis, 26, from Alexandria, Va., detailed his weeks-long journey from the United States to London, Amsterdam, Turkey, through Syria and finally to the IS-controlled Iraqi city of Mosul, where he was moved into a house with dozens of other foreign fighters.


  8. Highmark unveils new cancer reimbursement plan to save patients moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 |

    Highmark Health is rolling out a new way to pay for treating people with cancer, attacking the deeply entrenched practice of paying doctors for the number of procedures they perform. The new arrangement may also wind up saving money for people battling the second leading cause of death in the United States.


  9. Palestinian-American IS member surrenders to Iraqi Kurdish forces near SinjarRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2016 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    A Palestinian-American member of the Islamic State group gave himself up to Iraqi Kurdish forces in the country's north on Monday, an Iraqi Kurdish general said, a rare instance of a voluntary surrender of a militant fighting with the extremist group in Iraq. The IS fighter had been "lurking near the peshmerga lines" since late Sunday night, according to Maj.


  10. Iraqi woman charged with role in Kayla Mueller's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2016 |

    The wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with holding American Kayla Mueller hostage and with contributing to the aid worker's death, the Justice Department said Monday. Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar, also known as Umm Sayyaf, admitted after her capture last May that she and her husband kept Ms.


  11. Powerball jackpot reaches $900 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2016 |

    With sales breaking previous records, the odds are growing that someone will win. But if no one matches all the numbers, the next drawing is expected to soar to $1.3 billion, according to officials with the Multi-State Lottery Association, which runs the Powerball game.


  12. Wendell Hissrich selected as new public safety director, pending council approvalRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Pittsburgh has hired a 25-year veteran of the FBI and former Pittsburgh paramedic as its new public safety director, Mayor Bill Peduto announced this morning. "Wendell Hissrich brings back to Pittsburgh not only a close knowledge of our city, but experience working with agencies across the country to keep our nation safe.


  13. Independent pharmacies under pressure as networks narrowRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2015 |

    On the right is the pharmacy, where four generations of customers have had their prescriptions filled at the family-owned business opened in 1959. In the middle is a small retail area for snacks, gift cards and cleaning products.


  14. Nation briefs: Naturalized U.S. citizen accused in conspiracyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2015 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Federal authorities have arrested a naturalized U.S. citizen who they say was part of a conspiracy to provide firearm scopes, tactical vests and other supplies to a Syrian rebel group that "frequently fights alongside" al-Qaida's affiliate in that country. Amin al-Baroudi, 50, who also goes by Abu al-Jud, was charged in an indictment unsealed last week with violating U.S. sanctions against Syria and conspiring to defraud the United States.


  15. Congress subpoenaes VA executives over allegations of improper job reassignmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 |

    WASHINGTON The row of chairs reserved for witnesses remained empty Wednesday morning in a hearing room where members of the House Veterans Affairs Committee had wanted to grill top employees, including Philadelphia VA Director Diana Rubens. Lawmakers are investigating whether Ms.


  16. Drue Heinz Prize winner Leslie Pietrzyk to speak about her story collection inspired by griefRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2015 |

    Just before last Christmas, the novelist Leslie Pietrzyk started her morning by reading electronic mail and saw a message with the subject of "Drue Heinz Literature Prize." "I sort of thought, 'Oh, rejection, a great way to start the day.'


  17. Privatizing any aspect of liquor sales is complex process, experts sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2015 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Gov. Tom Wolf's proposal to change the way the state handles the sale of liquor is the first step in a complex procedure that could make Pennsylvania's process unlike that of any other state. As a result of the 21st Amendment - which put the matter of liquor sales in the hands of the states - the patchwork of laws from state to state is as quirky and diverse as the states' license plates.


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